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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972:  20 U.SC § 1681 & 34.C.F.R. Part 106

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Title IX is a federal civil rights law signed in 1972 that sought to protect individuals from discrimination on the basis of sex in federally-funded educational programs. Although it has a wide application in educational programs, the text of the law is very brief. For many years, it was primarily referenced in the context of women’s athletics at educational institution, but in recent years, it has also been used to address sexual harassment, sexual violence, and discrimination based on sex and/or gender. It protects all individuals, regardless of their sex, from discrimination and harassment based on sex.  The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) enforces Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as well as other federal statutes.

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Estes Park School District R-3 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. A lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.

Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public.

The following person(s) have been identified as the Compliance Officer for the district:
Ruby Bode, Estes Park School District Compliance Officer and Decision Maker
1605 Brodie Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517

Telephone: 970-586-2361 ext. 3003 | ruby_bode@estesschools.org

Name of the employee designated as the Title IX Coordinator:
Sundee Pietsch, Director of Student Services
1605 Brodie Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517

Telephone: 970-586-2361 ext. 3008 | sundee_pietsch@estesschools.org

Name of the employee designated as the Title IX Investigator:
Carmen Williams, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 1605 Brodie Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
Telephone: 970-586-2361 ext. 3021 | carmen_williams@estesschools.org

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex/gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.